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to 4% increase in sales. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman found the after-christmas sales aren't so hot either, at least at union square. >> reporter: the sales are good. people just aren't buying. i was at union square earlier. the place was empty. not like sagebrushes were going down the street. i went away for a couple of hours, the place is packed now. so the retailers got to hope these people are buying stuff because they need a post- christmas miracle. susan king wanted to buy toys for her grandchildren but couldn't manage to go to a toy store. visions of the sandy hook elementary school were in her head. >> i couldn't take the shopping and seeing all the little kids 5-year-olds, 6-year-olds, particularly saddens me. >> reporter: she bought gift cards instead and none of the streaks stuff she might have found being in -- none of the extra stuff she might have been found being in stores. december retail is a bummer in the news and stores. >> this is not at all a good holiday season for the retailer. >> reporter: it could have been for the customer. >> 495. our price is 179 and an a
never knew how. >> he never said how he got it there. but it's too weird. >> reporter: mike robertson could not resist the corvette's smooth line and its story. >> i thought this is a time capsule. this is perfect. >> when rice listed it on ebay. >> we had over 6400 hits on ebay. we are getting 15 hits per minute. >> reporter: robert son was one of them. >> my wife asked him how much i would like to say? i said i would like to pay sticker price. >> $39,000. >> he was happy with the sticker price. >> he will never know who the car thief was or why he kept it this long. >> he did not know the statute of limitation on receiving stolen property ran out. >> as close as he was to the mexican border, he didn't drive this thing across border years ago. >> all that matter is that robertson is the very first registered owner. as soon as the car gets new tires on this body shop, he plans to take it on a drive up the coast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> and here is what we are working on for the 6:00 news. >> you know, working at mcdonald or something like that. >> armed with a diploma but can't be shie
for retailers. the holiday shopping season accounts for 40% of annual sales. mike sugar men is there with more. >> you wake up and say oh my gosh it is christmas tomorrow. let me give you an idea what it was like. >> merry christmas. merry christmas. merry christmas. >> ever have this tough a customer during the holiday season? >> what do you suppose your little sister wants? >> jammies. she'll get back at her sister some day. >> i told them the elves already have christmas this year. >> other retailers can see 40% of their business come during the christmas shopping season alone. >> a weekday, not during a holiday, we may do 5,000d. currently we're doing about $30,000 by mid afternoon these days. >> he says seven times normal isn't as good. >> tell me what you are getting. >> shoes and gift cards. >> i guess it is not a secret anymore. >> there were a lot of deals to be had. nationwide spending was down but some tried to make it up on this last day possible. >> there is some point in time where you really don't want to do it anymore. you want to be with your family. >> if his family is aver
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